Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie



2 scoops Vanilla Shaklee 180® Energizing Smoothee Protein Mix

1/2 cup frozen banana or frozen pineapple

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

3-4 baby carrots

306 calories, 40 g carbs, 20 g protein, 7 g fat, 11 g fiber, 0 mg chol, 480 mg sodium

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.
Peace…have a healthy day!

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Children’s Wellness Program


Because children sometimes are inconsistent in their consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, this poses a particular challenge for parents. This is because certain nutrients are absolutely essential for not only prevention of colds and viruses, but also increasingly necessary for proper brain development and learning ability. Therefore, experts recommend supplements with several nutrients that are too critical to be left to chance.

The following represents a basic nutrition program for maintaining and building health in children it also provides nutritional insurance for those days when our schedule does not allow for three balanced meals.
Incredivites for Children – Chewable

The first chewable multivitamin in the U.S. to contain lactoferrin, which supports a healthy immune system in kids. Formulated with 23 essential vitamins and minerals. No added artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Gluten free.
CitriBoost Dietary Supplemtent Powder

Contains 23 essential vitamins and minerals plus acidophilus to slip into orange juice or morning protein shakes for children and adults who have difficulty swallowing tablets… has more calcium and Vitamin D than 8 ounces of milk.

Meal Shakes

A smart choice for meals-on-the-go, between meal snacks, beverages, or for extra nutritional insurance any time of day.

Because it is a complete meal, it is particularly important for finicky eaters.

Unlike similar meal replacement products found in grocery stores, Meal Shakes contain no artificial colors, sweeteners or flavorings.

A creamy, delicious shake that children love (and you will too at only 230 calories).

Mighty Smarts – DHA Chews.

Scientifically formulated with a power-packed blast of 100% natural, ultra-pure DHA.

Essential brain-supporting nutrient, DHA has been show to support memory, concentration,mind skills, promotes healthy eyes, and vision – without the fishy taste!

Chewable Vita-C, 100 mg.

Essential to build healthy white blood cells to prevent viruses, ear infections, colds, etc., that are depleted by fatigue, anxiety, pollution and extremes in temperature and humidity. Increases resistance to ligament and tendon injury..


The following nutrients are particularly effective for children who may be susceptible to viruses, colds and ear infections.

Optiflora Pre and Probiotic Complex

Probiotics are especially important for a child who has ever been on an antibiotic or steroid-based medications (common with asthma). These medications kill off much of these essential “friendly microbes” that live in the lower intestine.

Without adequate amounts of these microbes, research now shows the body is more susceptible to infection (especially sinus and upper respiratory ) because 70% of the immune system resides in the intestines.

Optiflora is virtually the only acidophilus/bifidus product that guarantees delivery of 500,000 live microorganisms to the intestines, without being destroyed by the highly acidic environment of the stomach. It restores the natural balance that must exist in the lower intestines to choke out the cancer-causing bacteria as well as Candida yeast overgrowths.

None of the products available at health food stores guarantee live delivery of microflora to the intestine. Tests show that many of them do not make it live to your door, much less to your colon. 90% of the microflora alive in these products at the time of manufacture are killed off long before they reach the intestine.
Alfalfa Complex

Easily crushed and slipped into juice in a sippy cup. This ancient herb has been found to be a natural antibiotic; increases white blood cells, lowers blood glucose in diabetics, blood cleanser, and traps heavy metals. Traditionally used for congestion, asthma, sinusitis, allergies, colds, flu, sore throats, etc. Treatment for colic when breast-feeding.
Premium Garlic Complex

Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, natural antibiotic; increases white blood cells, lowers blood glucose in diabetics, blood cleanser, traps heavy metals. Traditionally used for congestion, asthma, sinusitis, allergies, colds, flu, sore throats, etc. Treatment for colic when breast-feeding. Can be crushed and served over bread, crackers or rice.
Performance Fluid Replacement Drink Mxi

Orange or Lemon Lime flavored. Designed for athletic rehydration, this delicious powdered drink mix is excellent to give to children during hot summer days to avoid dehydrating from heat and when vomiting or diarrhea threatens to cause dehydration.


The Shaklee Difference

It is comforting for parents to know that all Shaklee products are made to such high standards that Shaklee’s Good Manufacturing Practices are far more strict than those recommended by the government.

Shaklee is the #1 natural nutrition company and is known for its 50-year commitment to science, purity of its ingredients .. and especially its superior absorption and potency as proven by clinical studies.

When you buy Shaklee, you buy the best for your family.

The best and most affordable health insurance is a diet based on 6 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and a basic supplementation program combined with regular exercise… and lots of love and laughter.

Information from Lagoni Health Associates



Outrageously Orange Smoothie!!


Makes 1 serving
2 scoops Vanilla Shaklee 180® Energizing Smoothee Protein Mix

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 orange, small

1/8 tsp. Vanilla extract

278 calories, 20 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 6.5 g fat, 448 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 10 g fiber

Mix all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!
Peace…have a healthy day!

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Tasty Healthy Energy Bites



1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup all natural nut butter (we make our own)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup milled flaxseed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
Protein powder (optional)
Chia Seeds (to taste)


Add all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together.


Add wet ingredients. Stir.


Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll into balls.



Store extras in the fridge or freezer.



Getting Ready For Garden Season!!


I am so excited that Garden Season 2015 is here!! I am way late but have finally made my seed list and collected all of the seeds that I already have. We are so excited to be trying some new things this year.

First we will be trying out this awesome Ipad App called Garden Plan Pro. It helps you design your garden no matter how big or small. You can even design your entire property (which is what we are doing for our little homestead).

It’s really awesome because it only allows you to place veggies where there is room to grow!! one of our biggest mistakes last year (boy do we always make mistakes in the garden) was over crowding.

You can also set your grid up for square foot gardening if your into that as well

Here is a picture of what we are doing this year.


So we have a ton of stuff to do this weekend!!

We have to move some fruit trees that we planted last year. Yeah, the power company paid us a visit and said they were too close to the line. Did I mention we make a lot of mistakes in the garden??

We, well the husband, has to build green house covers for our beds.

And we have to put in 4 more beds!! Yes!! I’m so excited we are growing our garden!! it seems like every garden season since we moved here 3 years ago, I’ve either been pregnant or had a new baby!! So I’ve only ever gardened out of 4 4X8 beds and 2 4X4 beds.

I will be sure to keep you guys updated on garden progress as well as what we are growing and the results and mistakes (don’t forget we make lots of mistakes!!) to hopefully help you learn for your garden!!

So Happy Spring (or soon to be)

What are you doing to prepare for your garden?

What Supplements do I Need To Take During Pregnancy


One of the most frequently asked questions that I get from women is what supplements to take while pregnant. Since I have been pregnant 2 times, I have a lot to say about this. I hope you know that you should supplement while pregnant because you are growing another person inside you and you need the extra nutrients. I chose Shaklee supplements for all my pregnancies and swear by them.

Shaklee’s been around for over 50 years and is the number one natural nutrition company in the USA.

I am not a doctor but Shaklee has lots of doctors on board and this is what they recommend for pregnancy.

Because the nutritional needs during pregnancy and lactation are unique to this stage of a women’s life, we strongly urge all women who are pregnant or nursing to discuss the use of dietary supplements with their obstetrician.

However, along with our general recommendation to eat a healthy, well balanced diet to ensure pregnant and nursing women are meeting their nutritional needs, we also recommend a combination of Shaklee supplements that can be used as alternatives to a standard prenatal vitamin once discussed with the Obstetrician.
An excellent “Shaklee alternative” would be:

2 tablets of Vita-Lea with Iron

2 tablets of B complex for the basic prenatal nutrients, in particular folic acid to help prevent neural tube defects
For women who do not drink milk or eat the recommended number of servings of dairy foods the addition of:

2-4 tablets of OsteoMatrix can help meet needs for calcium,vitamin D and other bone health nutrients
To provide a safe and beneficial amount of omega three fatty acids (ie. DHA):

3 softgel capsules of OmegaGuard per day are recommended to support fetal brain development
It is not uncommon for some pregnant women to need additional:

1 tablet of Iron plus C can be added providing an additional 18 mg of Iron and 60 mg of Vitamin C
And lastly:

Shaklee 180 meal smoothee prepared as directed, and used as part of healthy breakfast or midday snack provides a mother and her growing fetus with an additional 270 calories, 24 grams of high quality protein and 6 grams of fiber.

Although Vitalizer is a comprehensive nutritional foundation for virtually all adults, there are some components that might not generally be considered essential in a standard prenatal nutrition program. In addition, certain nutrients such as folic acid were not included at levels intended to support a pregnant mother and her growing baby. The use of Vitalizer during pregnancy should be discussed with the Obstetrician, who may wish to suggest an addition 1-2 B Complex and Osteomatrix as stated above if approved for you.
Emily Recommends:

I recommend everything that Shaklee recommends with a few additional lifestyle products.

Shaklee 180 Energy Tea for ever more energy. I didn’t take this with my first 1st pregnancy but I really needed extra energy with my 2nd baby. Chasing around a toddler while huge and pregnant in the summer calls for a little help!! I asked my doctor and she said it was fine. No more than 1-2 teas a day.

Get Clean Non-Toxic Cleaners and Natural Laundry products because you should NOT be cleaning with toxic cleaners. If you haven’t switched to natural cleaners now, you should ASAP. If not for you, for your baby. This kit has everything you need to start cleaning your way to a healthier home.

Enfuselle Skin Care and Natural Hair Care because you should remove all toxins from your home including and especially your what goes on your skin. Did you know that anything you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body…where your baby is? Sick. Not for me.

Natural Daily Care like toothpaste, deodorant, lotions, etc. because I believe you should take out all toxins.

Stay tuned for my posts about postpartum care and breastfeeding nutrition.

Go here to shop Shaklee now.
Congrats on your pregnancy! I wish you a happy & healthy pregnancy, birth, and baby!

Enjoy this time. Thank you for letting me help you build the healthiest baby.

Your baby will be here soon…

Emily 🙂